The state Senate today passed a resolution not exactly celebrating Osama Bin Laden’s death but “experiencing a sense of relief” that his days of planning terrorist attacks are over.
Here’s the text of the resolution, which honors the military and intelligence agencies that helped bring about Bin Laden’s demise.
Sen. Mike Carrell of Lakewood offered the resolution. He singled out the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment or the “Night Stalkers,” whose helicopters reportedly supported the Navy SEALS in the Pakistan raid.
The 160th’s 4th Battalion is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Carrell speculated that the 4th was involved in the raid.
WHEREAS, The Senate joins with people across Washington State, the nation, and the world in experiencing a sense of relief that the United States conducted a successful operation on May 1, 2011, that located, and ended the life of, Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization responsible for the mass murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children in the United States and many other areas of the world, including Madrid, Afghanistan, Bali, the USS Cole, U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and other locations; and Read more »